Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health

Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Prevalence and Etiology

Editors: Moreno, Luis A., Pigeot, Iris, Ahrens, Wolfgang (Eds.)

  • An authoritative look at global childhood and adolescent obesity Split into two parts: this book provides an overview of the obesity epidemic and in-depth insight into its causes Key experts, leaders in the corresponding fields, summarize the current knowledge of this epidemic

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Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents Luis Moreno, Iris Pigeot, and Wolfgang Ahrens, editors Despite adults’ best preventive efforts, childhood obesity is on the rise in most areas of the world, and with it the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and other formerly adult-onset conditions. Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents takes the global ecological approach that is needed to understand the scope of the problem and its multiple causes and mechanisms, and to aid in developing more effective prevention and intervention programs. In the book’s first half, experts present a descriptive summary of youth obesity trends in ten world regions, broken down by age group, gender, socioeconomic status, and risk factors. Complementing these findings, part two reviews the evidence base regarding the variables, separately and in combination, having the most significant impact on young people’s development of obesity, including: • Genetic and nutrigenomic factors. • Environmental and psychosocial factors, such as family shopping and eating habits and access to healthful foods. • Neuroendocrine regulation. • Prenatal and neonatal factors (e.g., gestational diabetes of the mother). • Dietary factors, from nutrient content to young people’s food preferences. • Physical activity versus sedentary behavior. Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents is necessary reading for the range of professionals involved in curtailing this epidemic, including public health specialists, epidemiologists, pediatricians, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, health educators, and policymakers.

About the authors

Luis Moreno Aznar is Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Iris Pigeot is Professor in the Division of Biometry and Data Management at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Wolfgang Ahrens is Professor in the Division of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research at the University of Bremen.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book brings a global focus to obesity in children and adolescents, a very important topic as the obesity problem reaches pandemic proportions. … The book has appeal for a broad audience that includes both biology and epidemiology students, as well as medical students and practitioners. … This is the first book that I have seen that focuses on obesity in children and adolescents. It is excellent and provides a great deal of value to the field.” (Linda G. Snetselaar, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2011)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pigeot, Iris (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Ethics and Public Policy

    Wickins-Drazilova, Dita (et al.)

    Pages 7-20

  • Methodological Aspects for Childhood and Adolescence Obesity Epidemiology

    Rodríguez, Gerardo (et al.)

    Pages 21-40

  • Childhood Obesity in the WHO European Region

    Manios, Yannis (et al.)

    Pages 43-68

  • The Epidemiology of Childhood Obesity in Canada, Mexico and the United States

    Ogden, Cynthia L. (et al.)

    Pages 69-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents
Book Subtitle
Prevalence and Etiology
Editors
  • Luis A. Moreno
  • Iris Pigeot
  • Wolfgang Ahrens
Series Title
Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6039-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6039-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6038-2
Series ISSN
1869-7933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 500
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